2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM 6655 - Pharmacology

Prerequisites: one year of undergraduate organic chemistry and one term of biochemistry. Recommended: an advanced undergraduate organic chemistry course, at least one graduate course in biochemistry (CMBI 6601  , CMBI 6603 ), and a graduate course in cell biology (CMBI 7607 ). Pharmacology is the study of therapeutics, agents administered to acheive a beneficial therapeutic effect on some disease process. This survey course will cover a general overview of pharmacology including principles of pharmacodynamics (mechanism of action of drugs) and pharmacokinetics (the role of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion in drug action). The general concepts will be applied to case studies of specific drugs taken from the main classes of therpeutic agents. 3 credits.